DODGE CITY – Pauline C. Durler, 89, died Dec. 29 at the Kansas Soldiers Home, Halsey Hall, Ft. Dodge. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, at Windthorst, the daughter of Herman “Harry” and Catherine Heeke Schawe. On Aug. 25, 1947, she married John E. Durler at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2011. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and farm wife.
Mrs. Durler was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society and Happy Hour Extension Club all in Dodge City. She helped with bingo at several nursing homes for a number of years as well as a past volunteer with the Red Cross Blood Mobile and Meals On Wheels.
Survivors include three sons, Jerome Durler and wife Jolene, Dodge City, Maurice George Durler, Emporia, and Kevin L. Durler and wife Jeannie, Dodge City; daughter, Ethel Schneweis and husband Mike, Dodge City; son-in-law, Steve Nufer, Dodge City; two sisters, Elizabeth Ackerman, Dodge City and Sr. Ancilla Schawe, Great Bend; 15 grandchildren, Sara Able, Amber Klein, Mark Durler, Tami Durler, Amanda Nufer, Stephanie Johnson, Erica Nufer, Lukas Durler, Deanna Durler, Lisa Stuckey, Kurt Schneweis, Kelly Schneweis, Laci Durler, Chad Durler and Todd Durler; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eileen Nufer; a brother, Albert Schawe; and three sisters, Magdalene Ackerman, Virginia Gillogly and Gertrude Rueb.
Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and vigil service at 7 p.m. Friday, both at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will be 10 at a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City, with Fr. Ted A. Skalsky presiding. Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, both at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City. The family suggests memorials to the Sacred Heart School Endowment in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Ziegler Funeral Chapel*
1901 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 31, 2013